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Android is Google’s mobile operating system, launched in September 2008, although its history technically began with the release of the Android alpha in November 2007.

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Initial evidence suggests Google will bring Android Q to Chrome OS

Android Q has only been in beta testing on Pixel phones for just over a month, but Google has already begun work to bring this latest version of Android to Chrome OS devices, according to a code change.

With profits declining in recent years, things are looking rough for LG. Today, a report claims that LG is suspending smartphone production in its home country of Korea, reallocating that work to another location.

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Android Stories April 23

Earlier this year, we uncovered screenshots of a “touchless” version of Chrome which appears to be designed for feature-phone-like devices. New screenshots we were able to obtain have confirmed that this “touchless” Chrome is being built for a version of Android Oreo.

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Wireless charging may be all the rage these days, but many users still aren’t joining the cable-free game. Whether that’s because your OEM doesn’t see the value in Qi or just because you prefer the faster speeds, Elevation Lab has a neat new accessory for you with its new USB-C CordDock.

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When Data Saver in Chrome for Android first launched, the feature was focussed on reducing data usage. Given its other capabilities today, Google is renaming it “Lite mode” and making the capability Android-only. The desktop Chrome extension is being deprecated in the coming weeks.

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Android Stories April 22

It’s Earth Day 2019, so there’s no better time than now to think about how your Google Pixel or other Android device will affect the planet when they reach the end of their life. It might be an original Google Pixel sitting in your desk that you want to recycle, or maybe even a Pixel 3 that you’d like to sell to upgrade to the another phone. Whatever the case, here’s how to ensure your devices get recycled well.

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